The Benefits of Mental Health Counseling

Whether you’re dealing with a traumatic event or just trying to cope with daily stressors, mental health counseling with Dr. Norma Safransky, Dr. Natasha Donnelly, and the team at Cedar Oaks Clinic in Wake Forest, NC can help.

5 Benefits of Mental Health Counseling 

Let’s face it – life can be a difficult thing to deal with. From everyday stresses to severe trauma, there is almost always something that can affect a person’s ability to cope. Fortunately, mental health counseling is not just for people who suffer from diagnosed conditions. It’s available for anyone who seeks help and provides them with the following benefits.

1. Safe Space

There are things that can be difficult to talk to loved ones about. Even if you tell your best friend “everything,” there are often parts of yourself that you’re afraid to bring to light in front of those who know you. Sometimes you simply need a safe space to express yourself without the worry of being judged. Counseling with Dr. Norma Safransky, Dr. Natasha Donnelly, and the team at Cedar Oaks Clinic in Wake Forest, NC provides such a space.

2. Better Understanding of the Self

Often, we go through life just trying to survive and handle obligations. It leaves little time to truly dig in and analyze what we feel, who we are, why a situation bothers us so much, or similar things. Mental health counseling can help you gain a better understanding of yourself so that you can gain clarity.

3. Strategies for Managing Stress

When we don’t know how to manage stress in a healthy manner, it can take a severe toll on our lives, work, concentration, relationships, and more. Mental health counseling can help you identify and utilize healthier ways to cope with all levels of stress, which can improve your health, quality of life, and relationships with others.

4. Relief from Symptoms and Help With Conditions

Anxiety and depression aren’t just in the mind – they can cause physical symptoms, as well. Counseling can provide the help you need to manage such conditions, reducing or eliminating the impact they have.

5. Improved Confidence

As you learn positive ways to deal with stress, begin to see an improvement in your relationships, gain clarity, and get free from the symptoms that mental health issues can cause, you’ll begin to feel better about yourself and life in general.

If you’re interested to learn more about mental health counseling and the role it can play in your life, schedule an appointment with Dr. Safransky or Dr. Donnelly. You can reach Cedar Oaks Clinic in Wake Forest, NC by calling (919) 529-5920.

Crisis Services

Always contact the Cedar Oaks Team with any concerns or questions. In an emergency, or if you are unable to contact us, listed below are some additional helplines and advocacy services. These are run by different organizations.  They are free services that you can use for talk or text support in an emotional crisis. For a medical emergency always call 988.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you would like immediate help, please call or text 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Through this toll-free phone number, we offer a network of crisis centers across the country. These centers staff their lines with people who are trained to listen and offer support to people in emotional crisis. If you are in an immediate medical crisis, please call 988.

North Carolina Hopeline – you talk, and we listen.

CALL OR TEXT: 919-231-4525 | 877-235-4525

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Health

Crisis line, information, and advocacy

NAMI North Carolina

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